In This War of Mine, the focus is shifted away from military operations portrayed in most games. Instead, it is a dark survival game where players control a group of civilians trying to stay alive in a besieged city.
Well now, that sounds quite refreshing! In This War of Mine you craft items, trade, upgrade your shelter and more during the day while snipers stop you going outside. Once night falls it's fair game and you need to scavenge for supplies.
No solid release date set except for "2014", so keep an eye out for it and so will we.
The lead designer stated the game was inspired by real-life events:
Michal Drozdowski, 11bit StudiosThis can happen in your city, in your country. While designing a new game, we came across an article that described how one man survived in a besieged city. We learned about his hardships and the horror of that experience. We decided to work around this idea and make something real, something that moves people and make them think for a second. It's about time that games, just like any other art form, start talking about important things
It will be shown at the Game Developers Conference next week, so it won't be too long before we see some actual game-play. I hope it doesn't let us down!
They don't state what platforms will be supported on the website, but Linux has been confirmed to me via their PR, so it will be on Linux.